There is delight in the village of Churchill following the news that the area is to get a new community park.
The project is being developed by Churchill Community Development Group CLG.
The project is in response to a 2016 survey, which showed that facilities needed to be put in place for locals and the area’s many visitors.
The plans which include a playground, car par, allotments, outdoor gym, walking track and community garden were approved in 2017; the full cost of the project is estimated to be €350,000.
Chairman Victor Wilkin said this is great news.
“A lot of hard work went into the planning and funding applications, now the real work is about to begin. We will be focused on fundraising over the coming months. We are delighted with the response of the community so far; people are holding their own events and donating to the Group to make the park a reality. We hope that this will continue, every single euro counts”.
For the first phase of the park in 2018 the Group was delighted to secure €89,550 from the Town & Village Renewal Scheme and €96,126 from the LEADER programme, This will allow for development of the playground.
A level of match funding is needed to make the project a reality and the Group will seek to raise 60,000 euro in 2018.
To make an online donation visit www.gogetfunding.com/churchhillcommununitypark/ or to get involved contact 0834238119.